Christmas is just around the corner and, quite frankly, we could all do with some festive cheer! Bristol’s top experience providers have put together a wide selection of fun and creative virtual experiences to help your team reconnect after an unusual year.  

If you're craving that face to face office banter, many hotels and venues are offering dining experiences for small groups in covid-secure space for just that. Restrictions permitting, and in line with government guidance, treat your team to say thank you for their hard work. 

Live Experiences 

Fairytale fun at Ashton Gate Stadium

Ashton Gate Stadium will be hosting its first ever drive-in panto this Christmas, with  Flix Drive-In Panto: Cinderella in a brand new, never before seen way. Through a combination of movie and live performance, you'll be entertained from the safety and comfort of your own car.

Flix Drive-In Panto: Cinderella at Ashton Gate Stadium
Flix Drive-In Panto: Cinderella at Ashton Gate Stadium

Festive Wreath Making with afternoon tea or a mince pie & mulled wine at The Orangery at Goldney House

Get creative and take a wreath making class at the University of Bristol’s beautiful Orangery at Goldney House. Reward yourself afterwards with a mince pie and mulled wine or an afternoon tea. Various dates and times are available in December. 

Aldwick Estate

Combine Christmas shopping for Aldwick Estate’s award-winning wines with delicious tapas and wine tasting. Available at Aldwick Estate every weekend in December before Christmas.

Aldwick Estate Christmas Wine Shop
Image: Aldwick Estate's Christmas Wine Shop

Virtual Experiences

ACF Team Building & Events Ltd 

Get together online, learn new culinary skills or enjoy some competitive rivalry with a team challenge event. ACF Team Building and Events have put together a catalogue of events to suit all tastes and interests, view their brochure here.

Sternberg Clarke Entertainment 

Offering an array of experiences, based around storytelling, boosting morale, inspiration and of course entertainment. Click here to find out more and download their virtual brochure.

The New Room

The New Room’s Christmas service will be available to view on Wednesday 16 December, via Facebook and YouTube to celebrate the festive season.

Christmas at The New Room
Image: John Wesley's Chapel, The New Room

Festive Food

A selection of Bristol’s top venues have put together Christmas packages for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, visit the individual pages for further details.

The Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

'Baubles of Six’ festive packages are available throughout December, including Christmas Day.

The River Grille at The Bristol Hotel

Take a Festive afternoon tea at the Bristol taking advantage of their 2 for £30 offer, bookable Wednesday – Sunday (1pm-5pm) throughout December. Restaurant reservations are also being taken for lunch and dinner.

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Enjoy a festive afternoon tea at Brunel's SS Great Britain, sampling delights and traditional foods from countries that the SS Great Britain docked at during her time at sea, hosted by Mr Brunel himself in the decadent surroundings of the First Class Dining Saloon.

Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre

Enjoy some sparkle and fizz with the Hilton Garden Inn’s festive dining packages for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea.

Racks Bar and Kitchen

Offering a Christmas ‘Eat Out to help out’ deal with 50% off food Monday - Wednesday during December, plus festive menus available in the restaurant or in their heated and covered outdoor pavilion.


Book your table for lunch or dinner throughout the festive season or take advantage of their special Christmas day menu.

The Kiln at the Doubletree by Hilton Bristol City Centre

Book lunch or dinner throughout December for a festive get together in the heart of Bristol.

Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel

A series of festive dining packages are available throughout December. Offers are also available for residential breaks, if you fancy a short break.

Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel
Image: Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel

Looking for a local gift?

Check our Christmas listings and what’s on pages for further information.


Ashton Gate Stadium
Sports Ground/Stadium
Ashton Gate Stadium Bristol City FC

Find out what's on Ashton Gate Stadium.

Berwick Lodge
Conferences & Weddings Conferences Category
Berwick Lodge wedding outside

The perfect location for conferences, corporate and private events with its own private conference facility and ample free parking.

ACF Teambuilding and Events Ltd
ACF Teambuilding and Events Ltd

ACF Teambuilding and Events Ltd is one of the UK’s leading Teambuilding and Event Management companies with over 20 years of experience, running thousands of outstanding corporate and private events.

Sternberg Clarke EntertainmentSternberg Clarke Entertainment

An entertainment agency with regional offices across the UK. It means they’re able to service clients all over the country, providing the best entertainment, at the best prices.

The New Room Venue Hire
Conferences & Weddings Conferences Category
The New Room Conference

They have four distinct spaces available for hire on the site: the 18th century chapel; the 21st century Horsefair Courtyard building and atrium space; and two dedicated meeting rooms.

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel Christmas Parties
Christmas Parties
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel Christmas Parties

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel know it has been a tough year, with so many limitations, but they also know nothing beats meeting in person. To help you meet up with friends, colleagues and loved ones, throughout December, they have festive themed lunches, dinners and afternoon tea available for up to six people. A great way to say Thank You or Thinking of You.

The Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel Harbourside

As one of the city’s premier places to stay, The Bristol offers visitors a unique opportunity to be in the very heart of Bristol’s beautiful Harbourside.

Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre Christmas Parties
Christmas Parties
Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre Christmas Parties

For a fabulous Christmas venue in Bristol then look no further than Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre.

Racks Bar & Kitchen Christmas Parties
Christmas Parties
Christmas Eat Out to Help Out

They love Christmas at Racks and whether you’ve joined them for your Christmas party before or this is your first time, this year you’re in for a treat.

Klosterhaus Christmas Parties
Christmas Parties
Klosterhaus Christmas Parties

Enjoy the festivities at Klosterhaus

Kiln Restaurant at Doubletree By Hilton Bristol City Centre
Doubletree By Hilton Bristol City Centre Kiln restaurant

The Kiln Restaurant is a truly historic and unique dining space. It is an original 17th Century glass kiln which is a listed building that has now been transformed into an atmospheric dining area.

Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel Christmas Parties
Christmas Parties
Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel Christmas Parties

Celebrate the festive season in safety and style at Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel!

The Strawberry ThiefThe Strawberry Thief

The Strawberry Thief love the festive period as they trim up the bar with fragrant pine and mistletoe; and the bar comes alive with merry friends old and new enjoying their indulgent delights.

Aldwick Estate Christmas Wine Shop
Aldwick Estate Christmas Wine Shop

Aldwick Estate are excited to be opening their doors every December weekend leading up to Christmas, for you to come and try a range of their wines before you buy. From festive fizz to exclusive wine gift sets and hampers, they’ve got plenty to offer any wine lover.